Jane M. Gerding
Thursday, June 13, 2013 7:46 AM
GLANDORF - Jane M. Gerding, 75, of Glandorf passed away at 8:15 a.m., Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at her residence.
She was born Feb. 15, 1938, in Ottawa, the daughter of Vincent and Alma (Moening) Hermiller, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 25, 1954, she married Norbert J. Gerding, who died Sept. 7, 2006.
Survivors include her six children, Tom (Cheryl) Gerding, Jill Gerding, Jay Gerding, Jeff (Elaine) Gerding, Nick (Kim Barth) Gerding all of Glandorf and Jan (Keith) Cheney of Lima; a daughter-in-law, Lori Erhart of Ottawa; 10 grandchildren, Scott Gerding, Brad (Kate) Gerding, Trent Cheney, Jaymee (Adam) Nienberg, Nicholas (Barb Mercer) Gerding Jr., Mindy Radabaugh, Christopher Gerding, Ericka Gerding, Ashley Cheney and Kody Gerding; and three great-grandchildren on the way.
She was preceded in death by her son, Philip Gerding; a brother, Donald (Mildred) Hermiller; and a sister, Joann Straurer (Bill) Hooker.
Jane had worked at the Glandorf Inn, Fischer Big Wheel, operated the meal site for the Area Agency on Aging, and helped her husband with their business, Gerding Excavating until 1984 when they sold it to their son. She also helped her husband for forty years with the Glandorf Cemetery.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf and its Altar Rosary Society and Glandorf Catholic Ladies of Columbia. She was a member of the Glandorf Fire Ladies of 43 years, a former Girl Scout troop leader, Tuesday Night Card Club and the GLL Club.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 1, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Glandorf with Fr. Tony Fortman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Love Funeral Home, Ottawa.
Memorial contributions may be made to Glandorf St. John's Cemetery Fund, Glandorf CL of C, Glandorf Fire Ladies or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com